Sen Mithika Linturi Risks Losing Property in Ksh530M Case

  • A photo of Meru Senator Mithika Linturi gesturing during a past press address at Parliament Buildings.
    Meru Senator Mithika Linturi gestures during a press address at Parliament Buildings in 2018
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  • Meru Senator Mithika Linturi risks losing his vast estate after being embroiled in a Ksh530 million case in which a warranty of arrest has been issued.

    The lawmaker rushed to the court seeking an anticipatory bail against the impending arrest noting that he learned about it from one of his staff members after the papers were delivered to his office.

    Linturi is accused of forging his estranged wife Mary Keitany's business associate's signature to obtain a loan valued at Ksh530 million.

    Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, a representative from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution confirmed that the warrant of arrest had been issued against the lawmaker.

    A photo of Former Chief of Staff at Deputy President William Ruto’s office Marianne Kitany testifying in a Milimani law court on August 21, 2019.
    Former Chief of Staff at Deputy President William Ruto’s office Marianne Kitany testifying in a Milimani law court on August 21, 2019.
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    In court papers, Keitany accused Linturi of forging his signature to secure the loan without her consent and used their company as surety.

    At the center of forgery dispute is Atticon Limited which was initially owned by Linturi before 50 per cent ownership was ceded to Baron Estates which was the surety intended to be used by the lawmaker to get a loan of Ksh50 million.

    The complainant later claimed that Linturi kicked out Baron Estate ownership of Atticon Ltd and increased the loan to Ksh530 million.

    Signatories of Baron Estate are listed as Rodha Keitany and Collins Kipchumba. There are allegations that Rodha's signature was forged to get the Ksh530 million loan.

    Linturi reckons that he faces 38 counts including giving false information, fraudulent undertakings and obtaining credits by false pretenses.

    "The imminent arrest, charges and prosecution also relate to fraudulent change of directorship, shareholding and share capital of the Atticon Ltd," stated the lawmaker.

    Among the assets on the line are lands titled Nairobi/Block 93/1564 and  Nairobi/Block 93/1565, valued at Ksh 252 million; and a plot in Runda Mae Ridge Estate registered in Linturi’s name worth Ksh56 million.

    Others include Chuna Estate in Kitengela and an assortment of luxury and commercial vehicles.

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    Deputy President William Ruto (left) consoles Meru Senator Mithika Linturi (right) at the funeral service of the latter's dad in September 2019.
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